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  • Understanding Labor and Employment Law in Chinaby Ronald C. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    This 2009 book provides a clear overview of the labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements. more...

  • Out of the Madnessby Jerrold Ladd

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A raw and hopeful autobiography of a young African-American who used self-education and sheer force of will to overcome the battery of drugs, violence, and abject povery of his early life in the Dallas projects. more...

  • Seven Guitarsby August Wilson

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 12.00

    It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with... more...

  • The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Raceby Stanley Crouch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288... more...

  • What Keeps Me Standingby Dennis Kimbro

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Rich and What Makes the Great Great , Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns... more...

  • Forty Million Dollar Slavesby William C. Rhoden

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of... more...

  • Autobiography of a Peopleby Herb Boyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.95

    Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience.  From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait: Benjamin Banneker... more...

  • The Strange Career of the Black Athleteby Russell T. Wigginton

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 34.95

    Shows how sports have at times challenged racial mores yet at other times reinforced the status quo in this revealing historical group portrait of black athletes. more...

  • Losing My Coolby Thomas Chatterton Williams

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    "A provocative, intellectual memoir" ( USA Today )-from a remarkable new literary voice. Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. For years, he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles, "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes... more...

  • Reggie Jacksonby Dayn Perry

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?Dayn Perry, a damn fine writer, brings an insightful, fresh analysis to the career of Mr. October.? ?Peter Golenbock, author of George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire   FoxSports.com baseball analyst and author of Winners: How Good Baseball Teams Become Great Ones, Dayn Perry brings us Reggie Jackson in all... more...